Guangzhou to Hong Kong Train

Over 30 pairs of bullet trains are operated between Guangzhou South / East Station and Hong Kong West Kowloon with a duration of around 1 hour, much shorter than the original 2 hours by normal speed through trains. Passengers just need to pay for CNY 187-215 for a second class seat on the high speed trains.

Up to now, there are 26 high speed trains departing from Guangzhou South and only 6 pairs departing from Guangzhou East. What's more, the immigration clearance is set at West Kowloon Railway Station in Hong Kong. 

Basic Facts of Guangzhou - Hong Kong High Speed Rail

 Open time: September 23, 2018
 Travel Time: about 1-1.5 hours
 Distance: about 142 km (88 mi)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland, 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK
 Operated at: Guangzhou South Railway Station / East Railway Station, West Kowloon Railway Station
 Ticket Price: Around CNY 187 - 215, or USD 28 - 32 for a second class seat

Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bullet Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G653907:04 - 08:091h5m
G657909:05 - 10:141h9m
G653512:16 - 13:150h59m
G652513:53 - 14:541h1m
G7917:41 - 18:310h50m

About 32 pairs departure in total; departure time from 07:04 to 21:50; duration from 46M to 1H43M.
See also Guangzhou Schedule

Hong Kong to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G658208:25 - 09:291h4m
G654010:05 - 10:510h46m
G655612:26 - 14:041h38m
G655814:19 - 15:561h37m
G650622:21 - 23:120h51m

Around 33 pairs departure in total; departure time from 08:06 to 22:50; duration from 46M to 1H42M.
See also Hong Kong Schedule

 Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top for more accurate information.

Hong Kong - Guangzhou High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)

Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 452 - 645
USD 66 - 95
CNY 261 - 344
USD 38 - 51
CNY 187 - 215
USD 28 - 32


Guangzhou - Hong Kong Flight vs. Train

There are only two flights departing from Guangzhou to Hong Kong every day, respectively at 10:15 and 22:20. After about 1 hour’s flying, passengers can get to Hong Kong Airport. Generally, an economy class seat costs around CNY 1,000 – CNY 1,300. Compared to the flight, high speed trains offer more timetable choices and take nearly the same travel time. What’s more, trains are much cheaper than the flights. So it is generally more recommended to take a train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong rather than a flight.   

Guangzhou - Hong Kong High Speed VS. Coach

Taking coaches is another choice for passengers who have enough time but a limited budget. Currently, there are many coaches of different bus companies shuttling between these two cities. Bus ticket fares differ based on different destinations and pick-up points. Generally, it costs about CNY 90-110 from Guangzhou city center to Hong Kong’s downtown area, about CNY 110 to Disneyland Park and CNY 200 to Hong Kong Airport. However, a round-trip ticket would be more cost-efficient, around CNY 150 – 200 between the downtown areas of the two cities. The duration for a single ride is about 3 - 4 hours. Another advantage of taking coaches is that passengers can choose their pick-up points freely.  

Bullet Train Coach
Schedule About 30 pairs per day Far more than 30 buses per day
Travel Time About 1 hour Around 3 - 4 hours
Ticket Fare Around CNY 215 for a second class seat CNY 90-110 to HK downtown area, about CNY 200 to HK airport. 
Advantages Faster   More destination choices, more economical 
Recommendation Rate
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- Last updated on May. 31, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou to Hong Kong Train
Asked by Gabriel from FRANCE | Mar. 19, 2020 02:44Reply
Can I still take a train from HK to Guangzhou in late April?
Answers (1)
Answered by Piper | Mar. 19, 2020 03:00

Up to noww, all train service were still in pending status. It is not clear when will they back to service. There is no such news yet.
Asked by Gerardo from LATVIA | Sep. 04, 2019 00:03Reply
Can I change my departure city from HK to Shenzhen?
I booked tickets from HK to Guilin but I want to change our plan and go from Shenzhen or Guangzhou to Guilin instead. How can we ask for the change?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Sep. 04, 2019 19:25

Thank you for your inquiry.

We are sorry that the departure station cannot be changed once tickets are confirmed. If the tickets are not confirmed yet, we can change schedule for you freely. If your tickets are confirmed, we can cancel your tickets and buy new tickets for you. You can inform us your tracking number and change request by email. We will check your booking details and reply you by email.
Asked by Skye from FRANCE | Apr. 26, 2019 04:12Reply
Is there high speed train to HK from Guangzhou East?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jayden from CANADA | Apr. 27, 2019 18:08

There is normal slow ride to HK from East Station, not bullet ride, just Z type. If you want to use bullet ride, you have to go to the South Station.
Asked by Mabel from UGANDA | Apr. 14, 2019 08:41Reply
High speed Train from hongkong to baiyun international air port
Is there a high speed or bullet Train from hong Kong to Baiyun international airport straight into transit without going through immigration in china?
Answers (1)
Answered by Osvaldo | Apr. 15, 2019 04:20

There is no such option, if you need to enter Guangzhou, you will go through immigration. If you take a flight to GZ and stay within 24 or 72 hours, you may not need visa.
Asked by Renying from SINGAPORE | Apr. 04, 2019 02:01Reply
Can i collect the train ticket a day before and which counter or where do I go to collect?
Answers (3)
Answered by Joyce from FRANCE | Apr. 09, 2019 03:06

For this trip from Guangzhou to HK? You can collect the ticket one day in advance at any railway station ticket counter. In Guangzhou, the main station, east station and south station etc can be used.
Answered by Renying from SINGAPORE | Apr. 09, 2019 03:56

If from hk to GZ?.
Answered by Roderick | Apr. 10, 2019 19:40

As I know, the HK to GZ tickets should be collected in HK West Kowloon in most case, but there is exception. If you book with this website, you can inform them your prefered place for ticket collectoin, for example in HK or in Guangzhou.
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